Elmira Industrial Supplies has started supplying cardanol-based polyols from cashew nut shells in Europe, Turkey and the CIS.
Wanhua is looking at new breakthrough in its MDI production process in the near term that would raise its maximum single-line capacity from 800kT/year to 1.1MT/year.
Sales at automotive interiors firm Grammer rose by 5.4% in 2017 compared with the prior year period, to EUR 1.79bn.
Polyurethane machinery maker RIM Polymers expects to buy or set up a company in the US by the end of 2019, said Oei Han Tjing, executive vice president of CEH Group.
Lanxess, which purchased Chemtura in April 2017, posted record earnings for its 2017 financial year with sales just shy of EUR 7bn.
Sales in the Chemical Specialties segment of Conzetta, which includes FoamPartner, grew by 27.1% in 2017 compared with 2016, following the purchase of Otto Bock.
Honeywell and the United Nations will jointly work to reduce the amount of HCFC and HFCs used in the Middle East.
Nitroil, a raw materials and systems company, plans to launch a new machine range at UTECH Europe.
Polyol producer PCC Rokita had record sales and earnings before interest and taxation and depreciation in 2017. New and higher added value products helped the numbers.
The FSK has gained a new member, Vohringer, a family-owned firm which is involved in rigid polyurethane for lightweight parts.